Our local food/beer/etc community is amazing. (#Beer #Homebrew #Homebrewing)
One thing we've always noticed about our local food business community is that, at least to us - admittedly outsiders, not employed in the business - it seems that the businesses are very friendly and supportive of each other. There does not seem to be any of the hyper-competitiveness you see and read/hear about in other areas - and that's a very cool thing to see. We've even seen a restaurant stop selling a certain type of dish that was a new restaurant's specialty. That was truly wonderful to see.
Now we're being offered the opportunity to collaborate with a much more experienced homebrewer, who also happens to be employed at a brewery. It's an amazing opportunity, and we're both kid-at-Christmas excited about it. Just another example of the food/beer community around here!
So now of course we have to decide what style to brew for this project, as that was left up to us. Assuming the system can handle the grain bill, we're currently thinking of an American Barleywine. It's a style that everyone involved enjoys, and something Lizz and I wanted to brew anyway, so it should be a good choice.
Speaking of brewing - we have numerous beers planned for the future, including a Coconut IPA, a re-tooling of Fucking Ball ov Sunshine, among other things. We're also planning to brew a Kolsch. Yes, just a normal, unadorned Kolsch. We typically don't "dream" up "normal" beers, as we certainly share FFF's motto, "It's not normal!", but sometimes, a nice, easy drinking, low ABV brew is needed and Kolsch fits the bill perfectly.
For those waiting on the edge of their seats for Lizz's next travelog entries, fear not, they are coming! She's been ultra-busy with work and keeping the house guest-friendly, so hasn't had a ton of blogging time. She will not disappoint you though, and the entries will come soon.